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Construction Foreman – Civil Engineer




Project Management


Head of Building Construction



Job Description

The Civil Construction Foreman will be responsible to coordinate operations and oversee workers at construction sites. As the point of reference of both workers and supervisors, you will be a key person for the completion of a project.

The construction foreman needs a solid background in the field with leadership skills and extensive experience and the ability to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. He/she must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.

Task and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the coordination of construction works and ensuring that they are in accordance with priorities and plans
  • Producing schedules and monitoring the attendance of crew
  • Inspecting construction sites frequently and ensuring that manpower and resources are adequate
  • Supervising the use of machinery and equipment
  • Tracking expenditure and ensuring that it stays within budget
  • Identifying and resolving problems that may arise during construction processes
  • Guaranteeing and implementing safety precautions while also ensuring that quality standards are met
  • Reporting the progress of construction projects to managers, supervisors, engineers, and other relevant personnel.
  • Studies blueprints to determine dimensions of structure
  • Selects materials and structural units, ensuring conformance with provisions of building code and local ordinance
  • Determines sequence of activities concerned with fabrication, assembly, and erection of structure
  • Assigns workers to such tasks as cutting material to size, building concrete forms, erecting wooden framework, installing doors, building stairs, and laying flooring.
  • Ensures safety precautions are followed
  • Inspects work performed by subcontractors, including ductwork, wiring, and pipe installations, to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven experience as Civil Construction foreman
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment and HSEQ guidelines
  • 6+ years progressive construction experience
  • 3+ years in a leadership role
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Personal Attributes

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Technical Skills – Ability to read architectural and engineering drawings. knowledge of site planning, architectural design, affordable housing finance precepts; experience securing government entitlements such as zoning; construction techniques; real estate law; negotiations.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Effectively communicates changes to relevant stakeholders.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Leadership - Internal: participates in relevant annual budgeting and strategic planning; works effectively with internal support services (finance, human resources, IT, and development); Participates in internal leadership committees

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